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About Saint_Sammie

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 01/02/1989

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  • Gender
  • Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Interests
    Sports, music, movies, my dog.
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Treen
  • Hospital
    West Jefferson
  • Height (ft-in)
  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
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  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  1. Here's to getting back on the horse.

  2. Tomorrow marks 3 years since my sleeve surgery. I have fallen off track but I'm looking to get back on the horse. My surgery weight was 304 lowest was 160 and now I'm at 190. I have been making so many excuses for myself. I just got married on March 7th and my husband is a picky eater and doesn't always like to eat healthy. I need to find a way to balance my eating habits with out starving him. I also have been away from the forums for a long time. I got sober about two years ago. Some times I think that has a lot to do with my weight gain as well. Here's to starting over.
  3. Thanks everyone. Living in New Orleans makes it hard not to drink or over eat. Everything in this city is centered around food and booze. I did well for awhile after surgery and I'm trying to get back to that place. Sadly club soda with a lime won't work for me because my friends know all too well that I don't like soda water. lol. But I used to do water with mio and that worked out. I just miss being able to hang out like I used to. Being the only sober person in the room isn't always fun (I'm a bar tender so I do it for a living). Thanks for the support. I hope that I can change the bad habits I've created.
  4. I'm finding one of the hardest things being further out is having things I don't get bored with. If anyone has any ideas for things that can be made in small portions or freeze well that would be awesome.
  5. I haven't been on the forums in some time. I have fallen off track due to depression. I feel like I have no one to talk to about what's going on. I'm hoping that this time around I'll make some friends on here so that I don't feel so alone anymore. I had surgery on April 30th, 2012 I started at 298lbs I'm currently at 184lbs. I did very well at first but started feeling really left out of most activities. I slowly started drinking again, and then my drinking became a problem. I started to get drunk because it was the only time I didn't feel alone. I was arrested for DUI on December 19th. I have since cut back majorly on my drinking. I would like to quit all together, but in New Orleans it seems next impossible. I look forward to getting to know all of you, and some of you again.
  6. Right now I can't even afford a doctors visit because I'm going to have to take out loans to pay a lawyer and court costs. As soon as I get back on my feet though I want to find out about getting on medication for my depression. Thankfully this has been a huge wake up call to me and even though I've dug myself a huge hole I actually feel okay because I realized the problem and I know that's half the battle.
  7. I can't go to any support groups here cause they are all on nights that I work. I'm so sad that it's gotten to this point.
  8. Depression got the best of me, and I turned to alcohol. I was arrested for DUI. I hope this is a turning point in my life. Things can only go up from here.
  9. I know this feeling all too well. I hope it passes.
  10. I hate feeling this way. I'm having a hard time balancing my weight loss with enjoying my life. Both make me feel depressed. It also doesn't help that I don't have enough money to buy gifts for my family or even healthy food for myself right now. I wish I would have never have done this.
  11. I habe been so far off track. I hate it. I also hate feeling left out when I am on track though. There are times I wish i never had this surgery.

    1. Sonsie


      I am so sorry you are feeling this way. I'm definitely struggling more during the holiday season - it's so hard to be reminded of everything you can't have.

    2. Saint_Sammie


      It really is. Also not having money to buy gifts for my family has me down.

    3. mommytyree


      Being broke is so stressful! I told everyone don't buy for us and we won't either. Lets just spend time together. Most were receptive. I have been having a lot of bites of this and that bad stuff. I feel like a bite is ok but then I still feel guilt. I think as long as I make it thru Christmas without gaining or dumping ill feel successful. Hang in there Sammie! ((Hugs))

  12. Thanks y'all the 5 day pouch test has really helped me get back on track and stop craving carbs. Also I have a new smart phone so I can start logging my food again. Hopefully I'll be getting a replacement fit bit soon also.
  13. Thanks for the words of support. I'm trying to say in today even though I want nothing more than to go out and watch the Saints game with my friends. I hate watching games alone but I'm going to try to make the best of it.